Thursday, 17 September 2015

Beautiful hummingbirds by Designs by Ryn!

Hello!

I had some 'happy post' today, a set of Tim Holtz Classic stamps and I LOVE them! They are very architectural and suit neutral tones so I wanted to add a splash of colour onto the card. What better way to add colour than with one of Ryn's beautiful Hummingbirds? You can see them all on her website by clicking HERE.

I made the background using the acrylic block method - basically inking either a block or a craft sheet with Distress Ink, spritzing with water and then laying your card down in the ink. I stamped the Striped Reed stamps in Versafine onyx black ink, along with the ancient column from the TH set. I also stamped the wordy stamp from my new TH stamp in the darker of the two Distress Inks that I used to make the background. I stamped the hummer onto watercolour paper and painted with Inktense pencils. As Inktense pencils create a permanent dye when dry, I was able to paint over the hummer with a Wink of Stellar to give a beautiful shimmer to the bird. I hope you can see a little of this pretty shimmer in the close-up photo!

Thank you for visiting! Xxx

 

8 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Wendy this is so creative. Loving how the blue birdie pops against the vintage background.
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Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Wendy what a creative idea to combine the colour Hummer with the earth tones of the TH images. Beautiful design. Hugs, Shirleyxx

Zoe said...

Loving your "splash" of colour on the gorgeous classic background xx Zoe xx

Theresa Pace said...

love the pop of colour. beautifully composed. loving the neutral tones of the background, hugs xx

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Wendy, I love the hummingbird perched on the ornate column (a neat change from a branch) and your concept for this card. Your colouring on the hummingbird pops it out from the neutral background. Love it! Many thanks!

Sue Marrazzo said...

AWESOME work!

Miranda said...

This is also a beautiful one with the TH stamps and the lovely birds from Ryn! xxMiranda

Karin said...

The hummingbird realy pops out, beautiful!
Groetjes Karin x